HiBeautiful: Anti-Aging Health Skin Care Products & More

Conscious Skincare

We’ve been on a mission to find quality, organic and environmentally-friendly products to offer you. We’re pretty picky, and during our search, we found a wonderful line called Conscious Skincare. Here’s the skinny on them and their products. About Conscious Skincare Conscious Skincare is an exciting and vibrant new company from Wales, U.K. offering carefully created and designed products to benefit all skin types. They use the latest scientific discoveries from nature to create a skin boosting product range. Years…
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Lunasea Botanicals

We’ve worked long and hard scouring resources to find quality organic and environmentally-friendly products bring to you. And, we’ve tested them. Our fussiness has paid off in finding Lunasea Botanicals. Here’s the scoop on them and their products. About Lunasea Botanicals Lunasea Botanicals’ is an all-natural, organic and handmade bath, body and skincare line that is formulated by a certified herbalist.  That means, their products smell fantastic! Enjoy the healing effects of aromatherapy while cleansing, toning and firming your skin….
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Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask: Product Review

A mask that you don’t wash off and absorbs cleanly, it’s here.  Astara’s Golden Flame Hydration Mask is one of six masks offered by the natural skin care company and is perfect for all skin types. This golden gel provides deep hydration for dry, stressed skin by delivering essentials oils and vitamins into the skin, giving the complexion an extra boost of moisture. The Golden Flame Hydration Mask contains Hyaluronic acid, which attracts water like a magnet to your cells….
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Astara Activated Sea Mineral Mask: Product Review

I recently tried Astara’s Activated Sea Mineral Mask, one of six masks in the Astara skin care line, and was pleased with the results. This mask is suitable for all skin types and revives dry skin, restores clarity and exfoliates with the help of oatmeal, spirulina, lemongrass, ginseng, citrus bioflavinoids, Vitamin A, sage extract, and algae. The mask itself is a fresh smelling, pearl-white, thick cream with blue jojoba beads swirling around in the mix. Those little blue beads bring…
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Editor’s Top Products We Love!

    You asked, and we’re answering! Here is a list of our Top 10 products that we can’t live without:   Astara Daily Refining Scrub This scrub has teeny-tiny grains, almost like a meal or clay, to buff away dead skin. You can see the difference with just one use, our skin was left clean, fresh and glowing.  This is a great product for men to use as a cleanser so that they buff away dead skin while they’re…
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Eczema Explained

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that tends to run in families, and atopic eczema is the most common type. It’s due to a hypersensitive reaction—similar to an allergy—which leads to long-term inflammation of the skin. People with eczema often have asthma or hay fever, and there is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema. THINGS THAT CAN WORSEN ECZEMA I can thank my mom for my eczema. I consider myself fortunate as…
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Natural Skin & Hair Care with Camellia Oil

I’m always on the hunt for pure, natural ingredients that I can incorporate into my skin and haircare routines. And, while on this search, I’ve come across Camellia oil. Also called tea seed oil, Camellia oil, comes from the Camellia Sinesis plant, a wild flower that grows in China and Japan. The seeds from the fruit are cold pressed to create an oil that is rich in vitamins A, B, and E, monounsaturated fats, plant collagen and antioxidants. It has…
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The Versatility of Rhassoul Clay

While cleaning my cabinets, I came across my pouch of tried-and-true Rhassoul clay. I’ve used it for the past several years as an occasional mask, but I was excited to discover it has so many more uses. Rhassoul Clay has a fine texture that easily mixes with water, and has a higher ratio of silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and other trace minerals compared to other clays, making it very nourishing to the skin. Rhassoul clay comes from Morocco and has…
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Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

Your skin is the largest organ of the body and some of its many functions include protecting, regulating heat and absorbing outside substances, which are then transported throughout the body. Absorption is a way in which even contaminants that are found in soil, air and water can enter the body. So, what you put on your skin is pretty important. The rate your body absorbs a substance is proportional to both the concentration of it and the surface area over…
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Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask: Product Review

If you want glowing skin like the people you see in magazines, you need to use masks. (See our post on Why You Need to Incorporate Masks & Peels) Masks will give you that extra push you need in clearing blemishes and tightening pores to give you that glowing look. There are multiple kinds of masks to try – vitamin masks, acne masks, firming masks – this Clark’s Botanicals mask is a clay mask. Clay masks are exactly what they…
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Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask: Product Review

If your skin is seriously parched, this might be the moisture cream for you. I recently tried Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask in the hopes of giving my skin some much needed TLC. The product has a thick and creamy consistency. The mask has a wonderfully light smell and is cool to the touch; just placing my fingers in the jar for the first time made me want to put it all over my face. Clark’s touts their Deep Moisture…
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Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream: Product Review

I’m an ocean girl, and by that, I mean, I love all things related to the sea. So, when I heard about Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream, of course I had to try it. Created to combat dryness while working as an anti-ager, Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream exfoliates, moisturizes and boosts the skin’s collagen production. It uses natural ingredients like glycolic acid, derived from sugar, and algae extracts to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The glycolic molecules are actually…
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Clark’s Botanicals Nourishing Youth Serum: Product Review

Who would have thought my husband, the man who dubbed shaving cream as the only facial care needed, would become hooked on a skincare product? It began when he privately complained about the ever deepening lines around his eyes. Note: I actually love those lines because they emerged from years of smiling, laughing and enjoying life. I encouraged him to use sunscreen, and he agreed mainly because his skin is fair and we live in a sunny part of the…
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Clark’s Botanicals Soothing Herbal Face Wash: Product Review

If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried an endless number of facial cleansers over your lifetime, and so, it takes a lot to get excited about one. But, I have to admit, I have fallen in love with Clark’s Botanicals Soothing Herbal Face Wash. This luxuriously creamy yet light facial cleanser leaves skin soft and clean without any oily residue. This cleanser is non-foaming and spreads smoothly across the skin. It includes yummy all-natural ingredients like Vitamin E, lavender, aloe,…
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Monimay Hair Shadz – Root Blending Dry Shampoo & Sunscreen

Are you applying sunscreen to your hair and scalp, which is just as much at risk for sun exposure as the rest of your skin? Do you use a dry shampoo or root blender? We love products that work triple time! That’s why we recommend Monimay Hair Shadz, a unique dry shampoo, root blender and sunscreen all in one for your hair and scalp. This powder comes in 10 shades ranging from Pale Blonde to Darkest Brown, enabling you to…
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How To Have Beautiful Hands & Nails

During hot summer months, drying air conditioning and increased sun exposure can wreak havoc on hands and nails. So, don’t hide them, improve their condition with a few easy care tips. Hand Care The best thing you can do for your hands, especially as you get older, is to moisturize them throughout the day and before you go to bed. Start by babying your hands with a hydrating treatment. We love NailTek -Advanced Hydrating Crème (7 Days to Beautiful Hands),…
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Sunless Tanning: What Type of Self-Tanner Works Best?

We are all about playing it smart in the sun by using sunscreen and covering up. But, if you’re looking for a little (or a lot) of glow this summer, consider using a self-tanner. With so many on the market, there is a perfect one for you! Remember to exfoliate prior to applying any self-tanner to remove dead skin cells. This will ensure an even application. Foam Tanners St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is a great product for those…
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Summer Sun Safety

Ahhh…summer is around the corner: vacations are being booked, patios are getting a makeover and shorts, tank tops and sandals are making their way to the front of the closet. So, what’s the best approach to skin protection this summer? As always, stay out of the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., wear protective clothing and liberally apply your choice of sunscreen: Anti-Aging Sunscreens By nature, all sunscreens are anti-aging since they help keep damaging UV rays at bay….
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How to Get Great Straight Hair, Naturally

For many of us beauty junkies, searching and discovering the most innovative hair styling techniques are a challenge (or obsession) that we eagerly embrace. But, what happens when the latest and greatest damages our hair and causes long-term effects that are not red-carpet-ready? The latest buzz about keratin straightening treatments has caused quite a stir. Aldehyde chemicals in keratin treatments, even those claiming to be “formaldehyde-free,” not only cause irritation of the eyes, nose and skin, because many women are…
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How to Be Confident

Fashion trends suggest we update our wardrobe every season but one accessory they never speak about is confidence. It’s the most important one of all because without it how can you be a Fashion Do. I think it’s time for us to Wear Confidence morning, noon & night! Now Is The Time To Build Extreme Confidence and Become the Unstoppable, Unbreakable & Unshakeable Female You were Born to Be… What has been stopping you? Think of all the things you…
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How Does Self-Tanner Work & Does It Harm the Skin?

Looking for that perfect glow and healthy tan? With everything from spray on tans to the standard lotions, how do they work and are they safe to use? Your skin has essentially two layers, the top one is the epidermis. When you use a self-tanner, you are literally coloring that top layer of skin. Most self-tanners on the market are comprised of dihydroxyacetone, DHA. DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with the dead cells on your outer-most layer of…
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Astara Violet Flame Enzyme Mask: Product Review

If you want spa-like results at home, look no further. This mask does it all and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Most skin care lines don’t incorporate mask, however, the Astara skin care line touts them – another reason we highly recommend. If you want glowing, smooth skin, you MUST do masks. Please read, Why You Need to Incorporate Masks & Peels for more information. The Astara Violet Flame Enzyme Mask is one of 6 masks by Astara…
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Astara Botanical Cleansing Gelee: Product Review

If you have slightly oily or combination skin, this just might be the cleanser for you. The Astara Cleansing Gelee does a very fine job at cleaning deeply with just water and has a light citrus scent. Astara Skin Care prides itself on feeding the skin the proper nutrients from foods. All of their products are natural, raw and in my opinion, work. What you will first notice when using this cleanser is how little you have to use (a…
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10 Organic Skin Care Ingredients That Firm & Tone

You’d like a smooth, ageless face, but also want to consider the environment. What should you be looking for? If you lather pineapple, papaya and egg on your face, is that effective and worth the effort? Here are 10 organic ingredients that have long-term benefits: Vitamin A (Retinol, Tretinoin and Retinyl Palmitate) – Very effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and exfoliating the skin. Vitamin A tends to dry the skin out and is often used…
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Alaska Glacial Mud Exfoliating Mineral Soap: Product Review

Not only is this soap for shaving and cleaning the body and face, it is 100% organic and sustainable in every way possible. From the packaging to the harvesting, the earth is taken in mind to bring you a natural soap that works better and longer than conventional soaps. Hand-harvested Alaskan mud is mixed with organic essential oils and olive, coconut and palm oil to help you cleanse and moisturize the skin. Alaska Glacial Mud Exfoliating Mineral Soap is: Free…
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